Attorney General Jeff Sessions yesterday named as acting administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration Uttam Dhillon, a past director of the Office of Counternarcotics Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security who recently served as deputy counsel and deputy assistant to the president. He replaces Robert Patterson, who retired. "With one American dying of a drug overdose every nine minutes, there can be no doubt that we are facing the deadliest drug epidemic in our history," Sessions said.  "The work of the Drug Enforcement Administration is critical to fighting this crisis, and President Trump and I are committed to continuing to give it the strong leadership it deserves.”

Related News Articles

Headline
The Health Resources and Services Administration yesterday awarded 120 organizations, including hospitals, $200,000 each to develop community partnerships and…
Headline
Laws that allow pharmacists to dispense the opioid antidote naloxone without a physician’s prescription are associated with a sharp reduction in fatal opioid-…
Headline
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy seeks by 2022 to reduce drug overdose deaths and youth illicit drug use by 15 percent and opioid…
Perspective
Investing in our country’s health infrastructure is the right move to make.
Headline
The AHA yesterday announced support for the Opioid Workforce Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation to reduce the nation’s shortage of opioid treatment providers…
Headline
The National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic, of which the AHA is a sponsor, held a two-day meeting this week…